Launch of the Global Sandwatch Database

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Sandwatch database homepage

The global Sandwatch database is an educational tool which provides a secure, easy-to-use online platform for recording, sharing and analyzing data and images gathered during Sandwatch activities on beach and coastal monitoring.

Sandwatch is a volunteer-based network supported by UNESCO and coordinated by the non-profit Sandwatch Foundation and drawing on the resources and contributions of a wide network of partners and collaborators including the Government of Denmark, the University of Puerto Rico, and many more – most significantly hundreds of dedicated school principals, teachers and students at institutions around the world.

By facilitating exchange, interaction and comparative analyses between Sandwatch practitioners in different parts of the world, it is expected that the Sandwatch database will contribute to the global climate change monitoring.

The launch will be organized in the framework of the Experts Meeting on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (20-22 March 2013), in particular at the session entitled "Targeting the needs of the vulnerable".


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 20.03.2013 12:00 local time
End 20.03.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Thulstrup, Hans
Organizer UNESCO, Section for Small Island and Indigenous Knowledge
Country Mauritius
City Port-Louis
Venue Mauritius
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
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